Father of slain Florida student paints mural honoring son (video, photos)


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Manuel Oliver, the father of Joaquin Oliver, one of the students killed in the Parkland, Florida mass shooting on February 14, has painted a mural honoring his son, demanding change to keep students safe.

The mural was part of an art exhibit in Miami, which was dedicated to the victims of the massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed.

Another student who survived the shooting, Lex Michael, posted a video and photos of the mural on Twitter.

The Hill reported: The art exhibit featuring the mural was titled “Parkland 17.” It was backed by Dwyane Wade and part of Miami’s “Art Walk,” which features different art exhibits in the city once a month.

Joaquin was buried in Wade’s jersey.

The exhibit also included statistics about gun violence and images of those killed in the shooting.

The exhibit comes as students across the country are demanding lawmakers take action to prevent future school shootings, and have planned a march later this month in Washington, D.C., to rally for gun control.